Sick Teen Appears on 'General Hospital'

A teen who has had four heart surgeries spent the day recently at a hospital of a different kind.

Kassie Crose (search), 19, of Green Bay, had a walk-on role on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital" in an episode that was to air Monday. She also got to meet actor Maurice Benard (search).

The Florida-based organization Kids Wish Network (search) fulfilled Crose's wish application last year based on the teen's long battle with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease (search).

"I knew what wish I wanted for a while, if I ever got the chance, so it wasn't too hard to decide," she said.

Her wish was to fly to Los Angeles with her family — parents Margaret and Dale Clark, and sisters Anna, 12, and Lexie, 10 — and spend the day on the set of her favorite soap. That day finally came on Feb. 11.

Toward the end of the episode, Crose, standing behind an information desk in a teal shirt, says: "I'm sorry. I'm not allowed to give out that information."

Crose also wanted to meet Benard, who plays mobster Sonny Corinthos. Crose said he was "a lot cuter in person."

"We talked to him for about 10 minutes. He's a lot nicer than his character."

Crose will probably need a new heart within the next two years.